NSA whistleblower Snowden: 'I am here to reveal criminality'

Posted Jun 12, 2013 by Sami Zaatari
Edward Snowden has appeared in a new interview since he came out and revealed himself as the whistleblower that leaked classified NSA spying programs to the Guardian newspaper.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden:  I don t want to live in a society that does these sort of things
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: "I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things"
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Snowden held the interview with South China Morning Post revealing new details and insights into the saga.
According to the interview, Snowden claims that he didn't go to Hong Kong to avoid justice, but rather went to Hong Kong to expose the injustice:
People who think I made a mistake in picking HK as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality
The full transcript of the interview has yet to be revealed by the South China Morning Post, with the newspaper saying the full story will be revealed in the near future.
The U.S. Justice Department is planning on bringing formal criminal charges against Snowden for leaking classified NSA information regarding its surveillance programs, with both high-ranking members from the Republican and Democratic party labelling him a traitor for what he's done.
Meanwhile a petition created in support of Snowden continues to garner support with over 61,000 people signing the petition so far.